Lego Robotic Challenge

Students will be exposed to the mechanical, electrical, and programming side of engineering. Students will have goal oriented tasks that explore the different capabilities of the Lego RCX robot. Students will learn how to build a robot out of Legos and connect motors to enable driving. Students will also learn the software side to robotics; with careful instruction, students will learn how to program their own robot with simple drag and drop software. Various sensors will be used in order to teach how to accurately control a Lego Robot through exciting obstacle courses. The skills learned during this session are simple enough that everyone can be successful, yet challenging enough that students will be eager to troubleshoot for a solution.